Guitarist and Composer
lAvailable as solo artist; or with a duo which could include a bassist or saxophonist. Trio would include above plus a drummer. A typical quartet would be guitar/vocals, bass, drums, saxophone or piano.
The Music is a combination of Mr.
Dragoni's original compositions which are a hybrid mix of jazz, blues, folk
music and classical forms, as well as standards from all periods of the
Jim Dragoni is a composer and guitarist. His performance areas include blues, traditional jazz, and original music. His music has received airplay in Europe as well as in the United States. He has been recognized for years on the East Coast as an artist, teacher, performer, producer and musical technologist.
Past performances include:
Lincoln Center, Mellon Jazz Festival, Cape May Jazz Festival, Odette's, Havana, Academy of Music, Painted Bride Art Center, The Art Alliance, River Blues Festival, West Chester University, WHYY.FM, WRTI.FM, Widener University, Odettes...to name a few.
"Exciting performance...it was a gas!" Jenneth Webster, Program Director, Lincoln Center; reference to performance on 8-20-93
playing is simply brilliant..." Dr. Herb Wong, international
jazz critic and record company executive
"Music flows from Dragoni's
instrument as smoothly as maple syrup..." Ed Wismer, Cape May Star and
"Check out his technique, the effortless speed...has thoroughly mastered his instrument...it would seem there's not much more for him learn about his craft" Jack Lloyd, in feature article, the Philadelphia Inquirer.